from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of absenting one's self, or the state of being absent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of absenting one's self.


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  • There are still quite a few who haven't made up their minds yet and we can see in all the polls that about 15 percent of the electorate are still hesitating, or that they are considering absentation.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Likud Party Member Believes Sharon Will Succeed - February 4, 2001 2001

  • BP: The 3 Rassadorn MPs are all Muslim MPs and one voted them was on TV citing the airport closure and problems caused by Muslims going on the Haj as part of the reason for his absentation.

    Bangkok Pundit 2009

  • As hinted at the end of Agamben's earlier and exhaustive seminar published as Language and Death, the reason to confront with full rigor the equivalence between speech and absentation in philosophy is in fact to get beyond what the subtitle termed "The Place of Negativity." [

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian 2008


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